4)Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?
5)Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.
6)“That which is born of the flesh is flesh, an that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
7)“Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘you must be born again.’
8)“The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.”
9)Nicodemus answered and said to Him, “How can these things be?”
10)Jesus answered and said to him. “Are you the teacher of Israel and do not know these things?
11)“Most assuredly I say to you, We speak what We know and testify what We have seen, and you do not receive Our witness.”
12)“If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you of heavenly things?
13)“No one who has ascended into heaven but He who came down from heaven, that is , the Son of Man who is in heaven.
14)“And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up.
15)“that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.
16)“For God so loved the world, He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.
17)“For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
18)“He who believes in Him is not condemned, but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
19)“And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the light, because their deeds were evil.
20)“For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed.
21)But He who does the truth comes to the light so that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.
Scripture taken from the Holy Bible New King James version copyright 1982, by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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Oh, what a great spiritual message! That the wind bloweth wherever it wishes… and so is everyone who’s born of the spirit. Great are your works, oh Lord. Thanks for sharing, dear Phylis. May the peace of God be with you. Merry Christmastime!